Last week Hillsong United popped out another CD. They put out a CD almost every year, and I don’t have time to try to look up sales data on all those albums, but I do at least have Billboard ranking for some of them:
All of the Above – 2007 – #60
[a_CROSS//the_EARTH] :: Tear Down the Walls – 2009 – #21
Aftermath – 2011 – #17
Live In Miami – 2012 – #71
The new album doesn’t seem to have debuted as well as some recent ones from Hillsong United, but a glance at the track listing shows it to be mostly or possibly all old songs, which may be a factor.
We also have a debut from Audrey Assad, whose Heart lands at #86. Her previous album The House You’re Building (2010) reached #154.
|Artist||Album||Rk||This Week||Total||Real Total||MS%|
|Various||Wow Gospel 2012||58||10388||39106||45667||85.6%|
|James Fortune & Fiya||Identity||64||9352||39501||56736||69.6%|
|Fred Hammond||God, Love & Romance||66||9270||35764||46278||77.3%|
|Hillsong United||Live In Miami||71||8658||6509||8768||74.2%|
|Casting Crowns||Come To The Well||75||8099||162270||366432||44.3%|
|Le’Andria Johnson||The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson||80||7735||7660||7785||98.3%|
|Newsboys||God’s Not Dead||102||6237||25290||71396||35.4%|
|Various||Wow Hits 2012||113||5622||76432||201266||32.6%|
|Kari Jobe||Where I Find You||117||5548||26197||45125||58.1%|
|MercyMe||The Generous Mr. Lovewell||120||5431||132102||140764|
|Chris Tomlin||How Great Is Our God||178||3867||52287||122052||42.8%|
|Brian Courtney Wilson||So Proud||181||3797||5901||16170||36.5%|
|Kirk Franklin||Hello Fear||182||3794||419126||421140|
|David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest||189||3712||49210||83399||59.0%|
(For whatever reason, Soundscan includes sales from Christian outlets in their weekly totals that determine the Billboard 200 chart positions, but they don’t include them in their reported totals. So I just add up all the weekly totals and compare them to the reported totals to see how many sales are missing from Christian outlets.)
David Crowder Band’s album may fall off the chart next week. Apparently it doesn’t have any strong radio singles keeping it up there compared to somewhat older CCM albums that it has now fallen behind, such as Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin.